The Ensisheim meteorite fell to Earth on November 7, 1492. Since it fell to Earth in the same year Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, it has been referred to as the "Christopher Columbus" meteorite. This meteorite is highly valued by meteorite collectors and people who appreciate high adventurer and exploration.
It is estimated that the Ensisheim meteorite weighed about 280 pounds when it first fell to Earth near the village of Ensisheim, in Alsace, France. A historical woodcut depicted the scene, which shows the fall witnessed by two people emerging from the woods. One of the witnesses led the townspeople to the field, where the Ensisheim meteorite was discovered in a hole 3 feet deep. The townspeople thought the object to be of supernatural origin. The remaining mass, now weighing only 122 pounds and mostly without crust, was moved to the town hall in Ensisheim where it remains to this day.
Meteorites are believed to be small fragments of asteroids, broken off and ejected mainly from the asteroid belt. They are about seven hundred million years older than the oldest rocks on Earth, making them, in our brief lifetimes “eternal.”
Pendant Size: 1" L X 3/4" W X 1/8" D; About 0.58 grams of Ensisheim Meteorite, 20" gold filled matching chain included. Ensisheim meteorite diameter: 1/2" and mounted on a 14k gold disc, securely fastened to the pendant setting with 4 prongs.
Ships with attractive jewelry box, Certificate of Authenticity, and information about the Ensisheim meteorite. Provenance guaranteed!
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This Ensisheim "Christopher Columbus" meteorite in jewelry makes the perfect meteorite jewelry gift for the intrepid explorer, innovative "out-of-the-box" thinker in your life.
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